2019 - 9x18: The Parking Lot Art Experiment


The alternative art fair where artists take over parking spaces in Camp Washington is entering its third year by moving to OTR to be part of something bigger.

9x18: The Parking Lot Art Experiment is an alternative/performative/experimental/live art fair taking over the parking lot at the corner of 12th and Jackson Streets in Over the Rhine on May 3rd, 2018 from 6-11pm. “9x18” describes the dimensions of a standard parking space, and that space constraint is the only rule to abide by for this fair. The typical tents, wire hangers, and plastic sleeves for goods sold will be absent from this fair. Instead, viewers will be inundated with performance, art actions, experimental engagements, and ephemeral works. 9x18 came about when a group of local creatives asked a simple question, “Where can artists who don’t create and sell easily commodified objects showcase their work to a large and accessible public?” 9x18 aims to answer this question and change the way we look at art fairs. Less about purchasing work (though there will be some opportunity for that), and more about creating an immersive experience. This year’s 9x18 is extra special because it is part of the AAC’s 150: Block Party. To celebrate its 150th anniversary, the Art Academy is throwing a block party. The Art Academy will be closing off the 1200 block of Jackson Street and inviting the public to party.

Artists/projects included: Artists/projects include: Archive of Creative Culture, Madison Blommel, Macartney Greer and Kari Durham, Laila Hameen, Sidney Cherie Hilley, Jo Kremer, Lily Lamping, Anissa Lewis, Noel Maghathe, Michelle McCracken, Madison Mumma, Bethany Pelle, Public Service Artists, Amy Rudnik, Geralyn Sparough, Doris Schnetzer, Lainey Schwaner, Rodney Thompson and Ruth Anne Wolfe.

The 2019 9x18 Parking Lot Art Experiment is funded in part by the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

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For Artists Who Don’t ‘Fit’ the Mold!

May 20, 2018 – artists on the edge took over a parking lot in Camp Washington.
Art was shared/ displayed/ produced that doesn’t ‘fit’ the commodified, reductive arena of typical fairs.

9x18: The Parking Lot Art Experiment - an alternative/performative/experimental/live art fair takes over the parking lot of 2927 Colerain Avenue. “9x18” describes the dimensions of a standard parking space, and that space constraint is the only rule to abide by for this fair. Tents, wire hangers, and plastic sleeves for goods sold will be absent from this fair. Instead, viewers will be inundated with performance, art actions, experimental engagements, and ephemeral works. 

Artists/projects included in 2018: Arynn Blazer, Annie Brown, Caravan, Chase Public, Carmen Ferraro, Fire Lab, Abby Friend, Jonathan Gibson, Laila Hameen, Lacey Haslam, Scott Holzman, Kaley Madden, Abigail McGuire, Liv Milliron, POPP=D Art, Public Service Artists, Lindsay Shroyer, Billy Sims, SPA Salon, Anne Sturgeon, Stacey Vest, Visionaries and Voices, and Ruth Ann Wolf

Artists/projects included in 2017: Ingrid Alexandra and Marc Governanti, Annie Brown, Elise Barrington with Nina Devine and Hugh Patton, Nina Caporale, Caravan, Erin Drew, Abbie Mae Friend, Steve Kemple, John Lawson, Dana Hamblen and Melissa Soluski , POPP=D Art, the Camp Washington Art and Mobile Produce (CAMP), Anissa Lewis, Mary Clare Rietz, Amy Rudnik, Sayak Shome, Aubrey Theobald, Stacey Vest and Pam Kravetz. 

9x18 came about when a group of local creatives asked a simple question, “Where can artists who don’t create “things” and sell commodified objects showcase their work to a large and accessible public?” 9x18 aims to answer this question and change the way we look at art fairs. 9x18 is less about purchasing work (though there will be some opportunity for that), and more about creating an immersive experience. 

 
 

This project was curated by Andy Marko, Karay Martin, and Cal Cullen. 9x18 is a Wave Pool project and has been approved by semantics gallery. This project is sponsored by the Camp Washington Community Board. This project was funded by a grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.